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Beyond the Basics:
Practical Hive Management Tools for Beekeepers

Course Code: AE0403CA15

Beyond Basics: Pracitcal Hive Management Tools

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Date & Time

Last Held: June 11-12, 2015
9:00am - 3:30pm (Check in time on Day 1: 8:30am)

Next offering TBD.


Come cultivate your abilities as a beekeeper!

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Bee enthusiasts learn how to keep hives healthier in a popular, hands-on "Beyond the Basics" beekeeping course.

This two-day hands-on instructional program is designed as the next step for apiarists who have knowledge of the industry and have kept a colony for at least one (1) full year.

Course Topics

  • Decision Making- what are you going to do and why?
  • Splits and Nucs
  • Queen Rearing
  • Feeding
  • Moving Bees
  • Selling Honey
  • Wax – what to do with it?
  • Medications – for mites, and brood disease

Attendees should have a general knowledge of the language and terminology of beekeeping, as well as a basic understanding of the biology of Honey bees. Fundamentals of beekeeping will not be covered.

The course will consist of morning lectures in the classroom and afternoons in the bee yard applying the methods learned earlier in the day.

CAUTION: Since you will be working with LIVE bees, please be aware that there is a small risk of bee stings occurring during the program. Always wear light-colored and smooth-textured clothing, as dark-colored, textured and wooly clothing can aggravate the bees.

Register early! Class size is limited to only 25 participants.

NOTE: It is not mandatory but strongly recommended that you take our Bee-ginners Beekeeping class first. Courses are offered multiple times per year, so please visit our beekeeping page to see the latest offerings!

Interested in joining the New Jersey Beekeepers Association? Visit http://njbeekeepers.org for details!


Registration Fee



Substitutions are permitted. View cancellation policy.

You may also purchase an optional text – A Field Guide to Honey Bees and Their Maladies – through our office for only $20. Please include your selection/payment with your registration.


A continental breakfast, coffee/tea, and lunch will be provided with your registration fee.

NOTE: If you have any dietary restrictions or food allergies, please alert us at least one (1) week in advance of the course start date so that we can make reasonable accommodations. We cannot guarantee accommodations for special requests made after that time.


GPS systems may not recognize campus addresses. Even if they take you to the correct building, they will not take you to the assigned parking lot. Therefore, we strongly recommend that you use the directions we provide.

Floriculture Greenhouse
64 Nichol Ave, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Directions, Parking Information & Map

Parking permit required for this location (will be provided to registrants).

Note: Pre-registration is required. We're sorry, but we cannot guarantee a seat, materials or meals for walk-in registrants. Location is subject to change; registrants will be notified in the event of a change.


Sorry, registration is not currently available for this course.

Would you like to be notified when the next offering is scheduled? 
Here are 3 convenient ways to be added to our mailing list:
1. Click here to join our mailing list (please reference "Beyond the Basics: Practical Hive Management Tools for Beekeepers" or Course Code AE0403) 
2. Call us at 848-932-9271, select option 3
3. E-mail us at ocpe@njaes.rutgers.edu

Program Questions? Contact Us!

Senior Program Coordinator: Dalynn Knigge, 848-932-7315
Administrative Assistant: Karen Tizzano, 848-932-7483

Attention U.S. Veterans

All of the courses offered by the Rutgers Office of Continuing Professional Education are approved by the New Jersey State Approving Agency for Veterans Training for tuition reimbursement through the GI Bill. For more information about the GI Bill, click here.